Gust P. Verleni, 91, of 105 Front St., died Monday March 25, 2013, in WCA Hospital.
Coming to the United States in 1930, he was born July 12, 1921, in Verlin, Albania, a son of the late Perickles and Venetria Stogionedis Verleni.
Prior to his retirement in 1985, he was employed by the former Watson Manufacturing as a spray finisher. He earlier had worked for Tillotson's for 19 years.
He was a member of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, Falconer Moose Lodge and Lakewood Rod and Gun Club.
Surviving are four children: Vanessa (Mark) Elia of Canandaigua, N.Y., Connie (Timothy) Burns of Jamestown, Patricia (Kenneth) Felton of Lockport, N.Y., and Gust (Amanda) Verleni Jr. of Jamestown; four grandchildren: Ellen and Michael Burns of Jamestown, and John and Victoria Elia of Canandaigua; a sister, Agnes Spiro of Cleveland, Ohio; and two brothers: Dr. Tho-mas Verleni of Naples, Fla., and Nick Verleni of Jamestown.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, the former Stergioula Roufos, whom he married April 27, 1958, and who died Sept. 1, 2008; and a brother, Vangel Verleni in 1985.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. The Rev. George Zervos will officiate.
Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today in the Lind Funeral Home where a Trisagion Prayer Service will be led at 7:15 p.m.
Memorials may be made to St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, P.O. Box 264, Jamestown, NY 14702.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Gust at www.lindfuneralhome.com.